Playboy TV fined
April 3, 2009
Playboy TV’s UK operation has been fined £22,500 (E24,700) by Ofcom for broadcasting what it termed explicit adult content free-to-air. The fine applies to its Playboy One service, which broadcast as an unencrypted, free-to-air channel until September.
Seven programmes broadcast between September 2007 and December 2007 were investigated by Ofcom and it concluded that “the explicitness, strength and/or sustained nature of the sexual content and language was unacceptable for broadcast on an unencrypted free-to-air channel”.